The importance of 3 weeks … before starting docetaxel along with ADT

A new study in BJU International has shown the importance of waiting at least 3 weeks after initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) until initiation of docetaxel chemotherapy in the treatment of men with newly diagnosed, metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … READ MORE …

Patient preference and type of chemotherapy for mCRPC

In another presentation from the ESMO meeting in  Madrid, Spain, Fizazi et al. presented data from the randomized CABA-DOC trial  exploring patients’ preferences for either docetaxel or cabazitaxel as a first-line form of chemotherapy. … READ MORE …

Early chemotherapy in treatment of high-risk and aggressive prostate cancers?

So the results from the CHAARTED and STAMPEDE trials over the past few years have re-ignited debate over the appropriateness of early use of chemotherapy in the treatment of aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

TAPS as a side effect of taxane-based chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer

TAPS stands for “taxane acute pain syndrome”. It is a recognized side effect of treatment with taxanes like docetaxel and it is usually characterized by muscular pain (myalgia) and joint pain (arthralgia) that starts about 24 to 48 hours after taxane treatment and then lasts for up to about 7 days. … READ MORE …

Is a possible benefit from longer-term docetaxel-based chemotherapy real?

A new paper in JAMA Oncology has suggested that longer docetaxel-based chemotherapy may be associated with longer survival for at least some men being treated for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Intermittent vs. continuous chemotherapy for men with CRPC

One of the small number of major prostate cancer presentations at the ASCO meeting this year comes from the so-called PRINCE trial of intermittent chemotherapy in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). … READ MORE …

Ipataserib + abiraterone in the treatment of post-chemo mCRPC

One of the more provocative papers to be presented this year at the annual meeting of  the American Society of Clinical Oncology is by De Bono et al. from a large, randomized Phase II trial of a drug called GDC-0068 or ipataserib. … READ MORE …